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Embryo movement

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duck&chickencrazy, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    i was just wondering when you can start seeing the chick move inside the egg when you candle.
     
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I first noticed movement last night on mine, they are on day 7 . It was the first time I could see their little eyes good through the egg also.
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I personally havent seen movement until day 16 but IM not an expert at candeling so maybe some more experienced people will find this.
     
  4. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw some of mine move at 5 days. I set them on Friday 1/9 late PM and checked them last night 1/14 ... But I have no Idea how much earlier you can see them.
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I've seen little black dots floating around as early as 4 days.
     
  6. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    i was wondering this because i am new to this and i put some of my eggs (only 4 chicken eggs, test run) in on Jan 5 and i couldnt tell if they are fertile or not. I did notice that when i candle them there is veining in the egg. i saw a little bit of movement but i could not tell if that was from me moving the egg or if it was the chick moving.
     
  7. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    yes probably was the baby chick moving, kinda looks like floating/swimming alittle. I always look for the eys to find them, they look like little black dot. Viens are good, after a while the whole egg will almost look solid and its harder to see movement.
     
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    duck&chickencrazy :

    i was wondering this because i am new to this and i put some of my eggs (only 4 chicken eggs, test run) in on Jan 5 and i couldnt tell if they are fertile or not. I did notice that when i candle them there is veining in the egg. i saw a little bit of movement but i could not tell if that was from me moving the egg or if it was the chick moving.

    If you have veins they are fertile. [​IMG]
     
  9. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we candled on day 6, five of the eighteen eggs had visible movement inside. By day 10, movement was visible in thirteen eggs.
     

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